Plans for new takeaway in Burnham-On-Sea opposed by residents
Town Council has backed a group of residents objecting against
contentious plans to turn this newsagent in Burnham-On-Sea into
a fish and chip takeaway.
owners of Avons Newsagents at 50 Oxford Street have submitted
a formal application to change the use of the property from an
A1 (retail) use to an A5 (takeaway) use.
documents with the application indicate the proposal is for a
fish and chip shop, however it could be for any takeaway use if
permission were to be granted. The proposals would see a chimney
flue to extract cooking fumes being installed above a flat-roofed
extension to the rear of the property.
local residents and the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
have raised formal objections against the scheme.
Town Council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that road safety
is a potential concern: "50 Oxford Street is on the narrowest
part of this very busy street, and there is restricted visibility
for traffic moving in and out of Dunstan Road. Members are also
concerned with possible noise issues in this residential area."
Environmental Protection Unit has also stated that any air extraction
system used at the property should "not cause annoyance to
the neighbourhood to safeguard the occupants of nearby buildings
from noise, disturbance and odours."
residents have written to Sedgemoor District Council to object,
citing a number of concerns including potential parking problems
on the double yellow lines and also extra litter, noise and food
after considering the application, the County Highways Authority
has not raised an objections, stating: "Given its location
within Burnham-On-Sea, there is no objection in principle to the
proposal from the Highway Authority. It's likely that this proposal
would generate a level of foot traffic. Any vehicle movements
associated with this proposal would be able to utilise the existing
public car park which is located in close proximity to the site."
District Council's case officer Colin Arnold has recommended the
scheme gets approved when it is considered by district councillors
Arnold states in his recommendation to councillors: "There
are no valid grounds on which to refuse this application and it
must be supported and encouraged, rather than losing another employment
has proposed that the opening hours be limited to 11am to 10.30pm
on Mondays to Saturdays and 4.30pm to 10.30pm on Sundays to help
safeguard local residents from noise and disturbance during unsocial